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WATCH: Cubs' Baez swings so hard he falls down

Javier Baez was one of the prospects called up by the Chicago Cubs this week when rosters expanded to 40. Baez has a pretty simple rep as a player – he strikes out a lot, and he’s got ridiculous power. So when he came up in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s Reds-Cubs game against Aroldis Chapman, with Chicago down 7-4 and two men on base, it seemed pretty obvious that he...
Via The Outside Corner
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman makes Dodgers player fall down with powerful pitch (video)

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws gas. Routinely hurling pitches that are clocked at upwards of 100 mph, it’s no wonder why he’s made even the best hitters in the game look silly at the plate. Enrique Hernandez was his latest victim. After falling behind 0-1 in the count during Thursday’s Reds-Dodgers game, Hernandez took his best hack in an attempt to crush one...
Via The Sports Daily
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez falls down trying to hit Aroldis Chapman pitch

Aroldis Chapman is one of the hardest throwers in Major League Baseball, routinely hitting triple digits. In fact, has a filter named after him on its Statcast Leaderboard of fastest pitches thrown this season. When stepping into the batter’s box against Chapman, there’s a good chance you’re going to see his trademark blistering fastball. Based on his swing behind...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Adds ‘Chapman Filter’ To Account For His Unhuman Fastballs

Fact: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throws really, really hard. That was in 2011. When’s the last time you saw someone get a standing ovation for throwing a ball in the middle of an at bat? We’re in 2015 and he’s still pumping 100+ mph heat. With the latest advancements in baseball technology in the last two seasons, baseball unveiled StatCast, which tracks millions of data...
Via Gamedayr
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman's heat spawns's ‘Chapman filter’

    How much zip does Aroldis Chapman’s fastball have on it? So much that had to customize one of its statistic leaderboards so someone else can have a chance to appear on it. One Reddit user recently discovered that Major League Baseball has installed a “Chapman filter” on its Statcast Leaderboard, which shows individual stats like pitch speed and home run distance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

The Cincinnati Reds are supposed to be in full sell mode after shipping Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, but their other big pitching piece doesn’t look like he will be heading anywhere. Jayson Stark is reporting that Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is unlikely to be traded despite high interest just a few weeks ago. The flame-throwing lefty had drawn interest...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks interested in Aroldis Chapman for some reason

If your team is three games under .500, seven games out of first place, and 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, you know what you need? AN ELITE CLOSER! While it may seem ridiculous, that’s apparently the logic going through the head of Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, who confirmed his team is interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman…as long as they don’t have to give up anything...
Via The Outside Corner
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Throws Absolute Gas At All-Star Game, Strikes Out Side (Video)

Remember that one kid in Little League who threw way harder than everyone else and completely dominated? Aroldis Chapman is that kid, except he’s doing it against the best hitters in the world. The Cincinnati Reds flamethrower made his fourth All-Star appearance Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park, and to say he put on a show for the hometown crowd would be an understatement...
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats trying to acquire Aroldis Chapman

The Washington Nationals could use bullpen help. But then again, who couldn’t? Anyway, Washington is sniffing around a reliever that could solve plenty of their problems – Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. Oh lord, hold me. Sources: Aroldis Chapman has been the subject of trade discussions between #Nats and #Reds. No deal is close. @FOXSports — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi...
Via The Outside Corner
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman hits 104 on radar gun

Your browser does not support iframes. Aroldis Chapman still throws very, very hard. The Cincinnati Reds reliever has struck out 66 batters in just 32 1/3 innings of work this season. When you see the 104-mph fastball he threw against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, you’ll understand why. That’s right, Chapman hit 104. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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